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art on the wall – at GRMC

New feature unites hospital and community (article by Felicia Frazar in the Seguin Gazette Enterprise)

The Community Art Wall, located in the west hallway from the Central Entrance, is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. daily

rounding up – for a good cause

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Roundup is sponsored by Guadalupe Regional Medical Foundation.  The proceeds are granted to Guadalupe Regional Medical Center located in Seguin, Texas to help fund special projects that strengthen patient services.  Proceeds from Roundup have helped fund the expansion and upgrade of Maternity Services (including the addition of two private patient suites), a new MRI for the Imaging Department, a new patient monitoring system for the Emergency Room, and a new patient communication system (Nurse Call System), and purchase new hospital beds for the surgical floor.

The 7th annual Roundup Gathering was held at Rio Cibolo Ranch and divided into day events and an evening dinner (with raffle, silent auction  and music by Red Steagall, The Quebe Sisters Band, and Jake Hooker and the Outsiders).  We have only attended four of these Roundups and not only is the fundraiser for a good cause, the event is great fun.

During the day,  events on the  Cowboy Stage included musical entertainment featuring the talents of Dottsy Dwyer, Natalie Rose and Jill Jones and Lone Star Chorale.

Proceeds from this year’s festivities will go toward purchasing four to six more baby warmers for the new maternity floor in the Patient Tower at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center.  These warmers are state of the art and each one costs approximately $13,000 to $15,000 each.

This year’s Roundup Cowboy Gathering was dedicated in memory of Georgette Dietz Hawkins who was a long-time Roundup Steering Committee member and a Board Member of Guadalupe Regional Medical Foundation.

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center – Emergency Department

The second phase of the GRMC’s extensive expansion is quite impressive.  The Emergency Department includes a wound care center, imaging, and several other departments.

At the official ribbon cutting on Jan. 20, GRMC Chief Executive Officer Robert Haynes said he is very happy that the second stage of the hospital expansion is finished.

“My mission is to give this community the hospital it deserves,” Haynes said. “This is your hospital Seguin, and I am very proud of it. In a clinical aspect of the emergency room, from what we had to what we have now is like night and day. I’m very excited. The goal is to get the project completely finished by July. So far we are on target with our two-year deadline and we are doing great.” [Katie Collins, The Seguin Gazette Enterprise]

The $102 million project began January 2008 and includes an extensive rehabilitation and expansion of the hospital, which originally opened in 1965, nearly doubling the size of the campus to roughly 260,000 square feet of space – including 141,000 square feet of new space.  This was an ambitious project and is nearing completion.  It is a first-rate facility.

The project was funded by a HUD insured loan, not taxpayer funding.  The loan will be repaid through hospital revenue and donations through the GRMC Foundation’s capital campaign.

The three-story in-patient  tower houses maternity services and the medical floor. Every patient room in the tower is private and has large reflective windows allowing natural sunlight in.

There are six surgical suites.

The maternity services floor is triple the size of the previous maternity area and includes a large newborn nursery and 14 private rooms for mothers and their families.

On the second floor, the new medical unit includes 34 beds and a second-story view. There is also a four-bed suite for patients who need 24-hour monitoring. Hospital Director Robert Haynes said the expansion may be ultra-modern, but the staff’s dedication to patients remains old-fashioned.The Medical Center’s active medical staff includes more than 60 physicians, specializing in 30 specialties, and 700 employees serving the residents of Guadalupe County and seven other counties.

GRMC contributes more than $30 million per year to the local economy in salaries and benefits, more than$7 million in services for those unable to pay for healthcare, and $4.5 million in community benefits.